A Case of Bronchial Artery Aneurysm Demonstrating Hilar Mass

Seong-Ah Hong, Tae-Hoon Ha, Ji-Won Lyu, Yang-Ki Kim, Young-Mok Lee, Ki-Up Kim, Soo-taek Uh, Hyung-Jun Noh, Yong-Jae Kim, Dong-Erk Goo
2007 Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases  
A bronchial artery aneurysm is a rare condition, which needs optimal treatment due to the possibility of a life-threatening hemorrhage by rupture. The surgical removal of the aneurysm is the standard treatment. However, there are a few reports of coil embolization with a transcatheter. A 69 year-old man was referred for a further evaluation of a mass in the right hilum on chest radiography. He denied any respiratory symptoms. A chest CT scan showed a 3 × 3 × 4.5 cm sized vascular mass with
more » ... g contrast enhancement on the right hilar area that originated from the bronchial artery. On the angiogram, the bronchial artery originated from the descending thoracic aorta at the T8 level. A bronchial artery aneurysm was catheterized selectively. and embolized successfully with a coil. After coil embolization, the selective bronchial arteriography confirmed complete occlusion. We report this case of bronchial aneurysm that was treated successfully with coil embolization. (Tuberc Respir Dis 2007; 62: 62-66)
doi:10.4046/trd.2007.62.1.62 fatcat:hfmkir6hhve6ppyzslrewiywt4